Let’s talk about pain

I found an old magazine (mind.scientificamerican.com)with a very interesting article on pain.

“We are more often frightened then hurt: and we suffer more from imagination then reality”  by Lucius Annaeus Seneca

I very much appreciate both analogies in this article concerning play.
1 – pain can be percieved very different in a game context then outide a game context
2- illusion diminshes pain, a game can  help a child being treated painfully better then  morphine

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